We at Canning O’Neill are amazed at what Jamie McDonald has achieved. If you haven’t already heard about him, he’s a British adventurer who has spoken of his joy at completing a gruelling charity run across Canada dressed as a superhero Jamie McDonald, 27, became the first person to run across Canada without a support team when he crossed the finishing line in Vancouver – nearly 12 months after setting off. Mr McDonald, from Gloucester, was joined by his father Donald and friends to celebrate ending the mammoth challenge, in which he has raised £150,000 for charity. The 5,000 mile coast-to-coast run is the equivalent of more than 200 marathons in 275 days, and involved Mr McDonald sleeping by the side of the road, or relying on strangers’ generosity as he undertook the challenge. Mr McDonald spoke of the mixed emotions he felt at finally finishing, where he was met by dozens of journalists and members of the public.
The coast-to-coast challenge began in St John’s, Labrador, in March and ended in Vancouver after passing through mountain ranges, national parks and along highways.
Mr McDonald, who suffered from a debilitating immune deficiency and potentially fatal spinal condition syringomyelia as a child, spent the first nine years of his life in and out of children’s hospitals and is running to raise funds for SickKids Foundation, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and the Pied Piper Appeal.
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